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Daoulas is a small village in the heart of Brest’s bay. The Abbey herey has preserved significant architectural traces of its prestigious past with its oratory, fountain and Romanesque cloisters - the only one of its kind in western France. The abbey also features a wonderful medicinal plant garden with specimens from Brittany and throughout the world.
Daoulas Abbey mini guide
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The actual buildings - a cloister and a 12th century font, an oratory and a monumental 16th century fountain, together with the 18th century conventual house - are an exceptional tribute to Breton art from the 10th century onwards.
The abbey has been renowned since 1986 for the quality and originality of its archaeological, historical or ethnological exhibitions organised in collaboration with some of the most known world wide museums.
The abbey houses a superb medicinal garden with over 250 species. It is still structured and organised like most middle age/renaissance convent or monastery gardens.
In conjunction with the traditional medicinal and aromatic plants some rare and exotic vegetation can be admired.
Daoulas itself is a small village which has very rich architecture. The village holds many cultural events.